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calibration my ass

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Ridgerunner, May 3, 2011.

  1. May 3, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so I buy this killer flatscreen TV and I get suckered into the "calibration" for $200. I figure for that price these guys probably do an impressive setup.
    WRONG! Fancy laptop and several hookups and a sensor to the screen-meh.
    The out of box settings were better than this.
    Bleeding reds
    too much blues
    greens where there shouldn't be greens
    dull pic
    no depth, no edges, and EVERYONE'S faces are red.
    I did far better mixes in "movie" and "natural" modes that rendered the "calibrations" useless.
    No refunds on "services" so they offer to have a guy come out AGAIN and try to re adjust to my like. Great. So now for my $200 I will have a third mode with my preferences? What a rip-I really expected "impressive perfection" beyond wht a layman like me could do. What a disappointment. So-
    I advise not to waste your money like I did-IMO it's bull.
    Can someone advise me what I can do to maybe get some of that money back?
     
  2. May 3, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    CopyTaco

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    Mug the guy when he arrives for the second round?
     
  3. May 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Have a couple meaning looking friends hang out at your crib when the guy comes around again?
     
  4. May 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Hey..never thought of it-thanks.
     
  5. May 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    OZ-T

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    You should have just spent $40 on the Spears and Munsil calibration Bluray and done it yourself .
     
  6. May 3, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    megillet

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    If you paid using a credit card, call the CC company and ask for a 'chargeback', and you'll have to explain how you got ripped, but they usually take care of it. It then puts the burden on the retailer to 'prove' they provided you with something of value.
     
  7. May 3, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    sounds like your beat..Maybe if you complain enough they will just refund you to shut you up. If not, return the damn TV lol
     
  8. May 3, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    avforums.com punch in your tv and get cal info, DYI. done.
     
  9. May 3, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Hopefully they didn't sucker you into buying a $100 HDMI cable as well.
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Stupid me paid off the card before they came out:(
    I guess I will have to bitch and drive them nuts till they cave:(
    Oz if I knew of that I may have done it:(
    Chris my own setups are phenominal-you guys know with a few tweeks these TVs do all the work to bring realism.
    So I'm SOL. Why was I so lame to go for that thing?
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    No luckily Rosie's kid had one for me:)
     
  13. May 3, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    I'd be losing it on them until I get my money back.
    they are trying to take money out of your pocket for a service that they can't actually do properly, that is bull shit!

    go in to the store and don't leave until you have your money back.
     
  14. May 3, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    This is what I am thinking-they aren't going to like it. Either this or they're coming out to my place every week till I think I got $200 worth out of them :)
     
  15. May 3, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    Is this Best Buy?
     
  16. May 3, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Excellant guess. How?
     
  17. May 3, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    I "know" someone that works there.

    Unfortunately you will probably only get store credit back.

    You need to talk to the manager and raise your voice enough for other customers to hear.
     
  18. May 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    ok I would be happy to even get "some" money back store credit is fine. They really shouldn't charge that kind of cash unless you get a stellar setup IMO. Thanks all for the advice:)
     
  19. May 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Oh and threaten to return the TV and everything else you bought...
     
  20. May 3, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    Gees but I am in love with this TV! I can just set there and watch it just for the unbelievable realism. Still haven't gotten used to it:)
     
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